The port of Paranaguá registered a new record move. This time, in bulk sugar shipment by cradle 204. A single ship – Caravos Glory, from the Marshall Islands (Oceania) – will carry a cargo of 58,175 tons to the Middle East. The average on-site cargo is usually between 40 and 45K tons.”The efficiency of the Ports of Paraná to meet and give technical and administrative conditions, combined with the productivity of the operators that operate around here, means that the goals are overcome”, says the CEO of Portos do Paraná, Luiz Fernando Garcia. The ship closes the shipment by Paraná Port Operations (Pasa). According to the company, no extraordinary activity was necessary, since it already has the appropriate equipment and structures for operations of this size. The average productivity at the berth, according to the company, is 1.3K tons per hour in loading sugar. All cargo exported is Paraná production. According to the Director of Ports Operations of Paraná, Luiz Teixeira da Silva Júnior, what makes the operation even more interesting is the fact that for this shipment the cargo was received at the terminal, in Paranaguá, 100% through the rail mode. This year, the company has already moved almost 518K tons through the berth 204. In 2018, they were around 2.1 million tons of sugar. The company also operates grain (soya, corn).According to PASA’s board of directors, the improvement of the infrastructure and the modernization implemented by the Ports of Paraná, in relation to the maintenance of dredging and the docking dock, allowed the mooring of large vessels. Allied to this, according to the company, the Ports of Paraná have offered a very efficient administrative structure that is reflected in operations like this one. The sugar handled in this operation is the gross product, called Very High Polarization (VHP). With a darker color it is raw material for the production of refined sugar in the countries of destination. Through the Port of Paranaguá, only Pasa and Bunge move bulk sugar. The sugar in bag is handled by Teapar and Fortesolo, in Paranaguá, and TPPF, in the Port of Antonina. In 2018, around 3.3 million tons of sugar were handled by the Ports of Paraná during the year.

Source: Portos e Navios